Blues and BBQ Festival set for Saturday

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 5/24/17

OAKMAN — The annual Bull Pen Blues and BBQ Festival is scheduled for this weekend.

Bull Corry said locals will be impressed with this year’s lineup of talented blues artists.

Gates will open at Old York Farms in Oakman at 1 p.m. Saturday, …

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Blues and BBQ Festival set for Saturday

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OAKMAN — The annual Bull Pen Blues and BBQ Festival is scheduled for this weekend.

Bull Corry said locals will be impressed with this year’s lineup of talented blues artists.

Gates will open at Old York Farms in Oakman at 1 p.m. Saturday, and admission is $10. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

The day will begin at 1:30 p.m. with an introduction and the National Anthem. The Spook House Saints will begin entertaining the crowd at 2 p.m., followed by Unchain the Melody at 3:15 p.m. Robert Kimbrough Sr./BluesConnection will being at 4:30 p.m., and Earl “Guitar” Williams and the Juke Band will perform at 5:45 p.m. Mudbone will conclude the evening with a performance at 7 p.m.

Fred Hunter of “Absolutely Alabama” will be the special guest emcee. A number of kid-friendly activities will be at the event, along with an arts and crafts area.

Barbecue will be served at the Bull Pen Steak House and outside at Old York Farms. Corry said visitors may also enjoy boiled peanuts.

Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs to relax while enjoying the performances.

“We just want everybody to come down. I’m excited about the event, and we have a super lineup,” Corry said.

Old York Farms is located on School Street in Oakman.